New CLT plant in Spokane Valley to break ground.

Katerra is breaking ground on a new plant in Spokane Valley that will soon be turning out cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glulum, materials that can be used to replace concrete and steel in high-rise buildings. The 250,000 square foot factory will eventually employ...

The future: robots building complex aircraft.

For over a century, Washington State aerospace innovators have been pioneering new materials and methods for manufacturing commercial aircraft. The future of advanced manufacturing belongs to those who design and build robots that will populate the factories. MTorres,...

Brewing better proteins for industry.

The metabolic changes that happen in the time-tested process of fermentation are now being applied to the development of new proteins that can result in advanced materials, specialty chemicals for agriculture and improved pharmaceuticals. Seattle-based Arzeda...

Perimatics is UW innovation lab’s 127th startup.

The hits just keep coming for the University of Washington’s CoMotion innovation lab. Perimatics is the latest in the long list of spinoffs CoMotion has spawned, its 127 startup to date. The new company is the brainchild of Kalyani Velagapudi and Bala Nair and...

Mercedes opens Washington office.

Tapping into Washington’s huge IT talent pool seems to be the norm rather than the exception these days. Joining a passel of other world-famous names making their home here, Mercedes-Benz is the latest to announce that it has opened a new engineering center in...

A very SAFE boat indeed.

Every company likes to claim it started in someone’s garage. In the case of SAFE Boats, which is celebrating its 20th year, it’s true! – you can still drive by the garage on Port Orchard’s Mullenix Road. “We literally started as small as you...

Washington economy snags top honor.

If there were an Olympics for businesses, Washington would be on the podium right now. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation has released its 2017 State New Economy Index and Washington took the #3 spot, ranking just behind California and Massachusetts....

The bookworm capital.

You’d think that in this world of smartphones, digital assistants and tablets that Seattle, the epicenter of high tech, would take a backseat when it comes to something as old school as reading and writing. But the United Nations Education, Scientific and...

Allen Institute maps the living brain.

The human brain is beginning to give up its secrets, one cell at a time. Thanks to the groundbreaking work of the Allen Institute for Brain Science, researchers have found a way to map living brain cells in real time. So far, the researchers have sequenced the genetic...

You really can go home again.

Airborne Environment Control Systems is coming home, so to speak. The startup, which has already captured $200 million in business, signed a five-year lease with the Port of Port Angeles with aggressive plans to expand and grow in the company’s new hometown....